Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #3
Quick Rating: Very Good
Title: Trail of Tears Part Three
Rating: Parental Advisory
The spirit of vengeance arises in Travis Parham!
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Clayton Crain
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Editor: Warren Simons & Axel Alonso
Cover Art: Clayton Crain
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain’s tale of the Civil War-era Ghost Rider (the real Civil War) continues, as former Confederate Lieutenant Travis Parham returns to the home of his friend Caleb. Caleb, a former slave, has been butchered by a slaveowner, and his family murdered with him. Now, Parham must return to the place where he once glimpsed Hell to take with him the power of vengeance.
This story really is engaging – a true story of horror and revenge, which is how Ghost Rider works the best. Travis Parham is a welcome addition to the mythos, and his story is hands-down one of the most powerful stories ever told with this franchise.
Clayton Crain’s artwork is fantastic – dark and horrifying, bloody and grim… absolutely perfect. His design for the Ghost Rider of the 1860s is considerably different than the usual look for any incarnation of the character, but it’s simple and powerful.
This has been a great series so far, and I’ve got every faith in Ennis and Crain to deliver a great story at the end.